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Golden State Warriors celebrate NBA championship with nearly US$200,000 worth of champagne

NBA champions splash out after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers as fans get in on the act too, while Stephen Curry lights up a cigar

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 June, 2017, 3:42pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 June, 2017, 3:50pm

It is fairly customary for sports stars and teams to drench themselves in champagne after winning a championship.

But the Golden State Warriors may have just upped the ante.

After a 129-120 game five win over the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the NBA Finals series, Steve Kerr’s side decamped to their locker room to celebrate with some bubbly.

But it didn’t come cheap – the Warriors apparently shelled out some big bucks.

ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that the champions celebrated with 150 luminous magnum bottles of Moet Imperial Golden champagne, valued at US$1,200 (HK$9,358) each and US$180,000 in total.

A journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle suggested the total outlay may have even been double that figure.

Either way, it didn’t take the Warriors look to start making sure that almost all of it ended up on the floor.

At least Kevin Durant made sure some of it went to good use.

Even the Warriors’ fans were getting in on the act with the fizzy stuff.

Fireworks were also set off above Oracle Arena in the Bay Area, as supporters celebrated outside in the streets of Oakland.

Back in the locker room, JaVale McGee was keen to remind everyone that he is the first player with a rat tail to win an NBA title.

Stephen Curry also took the celebrations a step further.

Steph, we think the San Francisco Fire Department may have been talking about you here ...